James Moody

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Birthday
26, 1925
Birthplace
Savannah, GA
Death Date
Dec 9, 2010 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1925
Birthplace
Savannah, GA
Death Date
Dec 9, 2010 (85)

About

Jazz saxophonist best known for his hit "Moody's Mood for Love." He recorded with esteemed labels like Blue Note.

Before Fame

He grew up in New Jersey, becoming inspired to take up flute after hearing Count Basie.

Trivia

Two months after his death, Moody won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Family Life

He was married to Linda Petersen McGowan for the last twenty-one years of his life.

Associated With

He played with Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s.